Kern County Cooling Centers

Cooling Centers open in the San Joaquin and Kern River Valleys when the temperatures are forecast to be 105 degrees or higher, in the desert areas when temperatures are forecast to be 108 degrees or higher, and in Frazier Park when temperatures are forecast to be 95 degrees or higher.  The centers are open from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

The current list of Cooling Centers is as follows:

East Bakersfield Veterans Building, 2101 Ridge Road

Arvin – Arvin Community Center, 800 Walnut Drive
McFarland – McFarland Vetrans Center, 103 W Sherwood Ave
Maricopa – Gusher Hall 271 California Street
Shafter – Walker Senior Center, 505 Sunset Avenue
Taft – Taft Community Center, 500 Cascade Place

Frazier Park – Frazier Park Recreation Building, 3801 Park Drive
Frazier Park Public Library – Community Room, 3732 Frazier Park Drive
Lake Isabella – Kern River Valley Senior Center, 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd

California City – Strata Center, 10350 Heather Ave
Rosamond – Hummel Community Building 2500 20th Street

Residents using the Cooling Centers are encouraged to bring their favorite non-alcoholic beverages, snacks, reading material, games, etc. to better enjoy the Centers. If you need transportation call 2-1-1.

*When open, hours are 1-8 p.m.

We encourage bringing reading material, games, etc. to better enjoy the Centers.

NOTE: The following cooling centers operate independent of our program and/or the guidelines listed above and will be open at the locations and times listed below.

The Mission at Kern County
816 E. 21st Street, Bakersfield
Open, regardless of temperature, daily from 7 am – 11 am AND from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The Rasmussen Senior Center
115 E. Roberts Lane, Bakersfield
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (closed weekends and holidays)

 The City of Delano
The following centers will be open, regardless of temperature, daily from June 1st to August 31st 

Jefferson Center
436 Jefferson Avenue, Delano
Monday- Friday 9 am- 1 pm

Eleventh Avenue Community Center
200 West 11th Avenue, Delano
Monday – Friday 3 pm – 7 pm

 The City of Ridgecrest (open June 1 to September 22)
Kerr McGee Community Center
100 W. California Ave., Ridgecrest
Monday –  Friday 11 am – 730 pm
Saturday 11 am – 5:30 pm
Closed Sundays and Holidays